Water Treatment Systems: What They Are and What They Do

If you’ve seen that filmy cover on the walls of your shower or on your drinking glasses just after coming out of the dishwasher, you know what hard water is. Untreated water can negatively affect the taste of your drinking water and even corrode your home’s pipes.

That’s why many homeowners invest in water treatments systems. There are several types of Phoenix water treatment systems you should know about to help you decide which is best for you and your family.

  • Reverse osmosis: In reverse osmosis (RO) systems the natural flow of water is reversed so that water passes from a more concentrated solution to a more diluted solution through a semi-permeable membrane. If this sounds complex, contact the experienced plumbers at Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing to learn more about what an RO system can do for your water.
  • Water softeners: Water softeners use cation exchange resin, regenerated with sodium chloride or potassium chloride, to reduce the excess of calcium and magnesium in your water. This excess of calcium and magnesium is what causes hard water.
  • Filtration: With filtration, water contaminants get trapped in the pores of a filter and then broken down before they pass through your faucet.
  • Distillation systems: Distillation systems heat water to the boiling point and then collect the water vapor as it condenses, leaving many of the contaminants behind before the water reaches you.
  • Ultraviolet disinfection: In these systems, ultraviolet light is used to either disinfect water or to treat non-disease causing bacteria in the water.

We are lucky to have such advanced technology and so many options, but it also makes it tricky to know which Phoenix water treatment system is right for your home and your family’s needs. Don’t sweat it – the professional plumbers at Chas Roberts Air Conditioning & Plumbing, which provides many Arizona plumbing services, can help you decide. Chas Roberts sells and installs the top water treatment systems.

If you’re ready to have better tasting drinking water, a reduced amount of contaminants in your water and to stop the harmful corrosion to your pipes and appliances, schedule an appointment for an Arizona plumbing service today with Chas Roberts today by visiting ChasRobertsPlumbing.com or calling (602) 943-3426 in Phoenix or (520) 344-0865.